Russell Gage managed to move his extremities the day after a terrifying scene raised fears for the worst for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver.
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This is what the organization said in a short press release on Monday. The pass receiver did not come out completely unscathed, however.
“After suffering a neck injury and concussion in the fourth quarter of the game [de lundi] evening, Russell was taken to a local hospital where he stayed overnight for tests, it read. Russell has had movement in all extremities and will continue to undergo further testing [mardi]. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”
Gage was injured while catching a pass from Tom Brady. Unable to put his hands on the ball, he lost his balance as safety Donovan Wilson came to strike him. It was his neck that took the tackle, Gage’s head being suddenly thrown in front. The 26-year-old American tried to get up three times without succeeding.
He played his fifth NFL campaign in 2022, but a first with the “Bucs”. He caught 51 passes for 426 yards on five touchdowns.